On July 22, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 from Andhra Pradhesh. After days of anticipation, and tense moments, a heart-breaking announcement came up from the ISRO. Seconds before, Chandrayaan 2 was supposed to touch down on the Moon’s surface early on Saturday, communication with the Chandrayaan 2 lander was lost.
India had hoped to create history by becoming the first nation to reach closest to the lunar south pole but as the landing time of 1:55 am came and went, there were no signs that the mission had succeeded.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoled ISRO chief K Sivan post the meeting, when he broke down after the technical glitch.
— Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani77) September 7, 2019
Meanwhile, Bollywood celebrities took down to Twitter to boost the morale of the ISRO, who worked hard on the mission.
Like PM @narendramodi rightly said,
“#ISRO has its encyclopedia of success. When it comes to our space programme, the best is yet to come.”
It was and always will be a remarkable achievement! India is proud of the #Chandrayaan2 team @isro! pic.twitter.com/hChrPSlGGD
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 7, 2019
When one truly considers how young we really are as a free nation…that fact that we have space missions at all….and at this level…is a mindboggling achievement. #isro A nation stands behind you beaming with pride.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) September 7, 2019
गिरते हैं शहसवार ही मैदान-ए-जंग में, वो तिफ्ल क्या गिरे जो घुटनों के बल चले!!!
Well done @isro. We are proud of you.???
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 6, 2019
We shall over come!!!!! Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty their dreams!! We are incredibly proud of the entire team of @isro – what was achieved today was no small feat. #JaiHind https://t.co/ktuJjb9ozx
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 6, 2019
Sometimes we don’t land or arrive at the destination we want to. The important thing is we took off and had the Hope and Belief we can. Our current situation is never and not our final destination. That always comes in time and belief! Proud of #ISRO
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 7, 2019
Lost Communication but not hope. We are proud of you ISRO..? #Chandrayaan2
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) September 7, 2019
Heartening .. ❤️??? https://t.co/ufjH5r5TDd
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 7, 2019
We stand with you Indian Science Community. A great feat. #ISRO
— Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) September 7, 2019
There is no denying that the entire nation is feeling proud at this time and is just waiting to witness that epic moment when Vikram will achieve a soft landing on the surface of the moon.